I was all ready to write tonight about a local 5K race that I was planning on walking this Monday. I had hummed and hawed in my head for the last couple of weeks about whether I was going to do it or not, and tonight I made the decision that I would. Well, I looked up the details online and somehow I must have gotten my wires crossed because it is actually a 10K. That in itself is not enough to deter me, but then I saw the entrance fee! Between my husband and I it would be a triple digit cost and we just can’t afford that right now on top of everything else. Sigh…
I was so excited about this race. I had no intention of running, but I thought that just participating as a walker would have been a really great experience, and one that would serve me well if I ever entered something similar as a jogger.
Refusing to admit defeat, I started looking up other races that are taking place over the next month or so. I found one that fits the bill quite well – a 5K in a couple of weeks with a much lower registration fee – but my husband has a prior commitment on that day and wouldn’t be able to do it with me. I certainly don’t need him there, but I just love that he has wanted to be a part of all these big changes that I have undergone on this journey. If I was planning to run then him being present would not be a question (even though this would be my first 5K, it would feel more monumental if I were not simply intending to walk, I think), yet even so it makes me sad to think that he would miss seeing me walk across my first finish line.
I don’t know. I feel pretty disappointed that I won’t be doing this Monday’s event like I had anticipated. Now I guess I need to make a decision about whether I should do this other race without my main support system there. I can’t help it… even if it is comprised of just one very important person, I still really like having a cheering section.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 2 1/2 cups of celery with 2 Tb. light peanut butter
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt with 1 cup of Just Right cereal
- 3 1/2 cups of chicken Caesar salad with light dressing, canned chicken, Parmesan, croutons, and bacon bits
- 1 mug of tea with skim milk
- 1 slice of toasted rye bread with margarine
- 1 heated pear with cinnamon
- 1 hour walk
- 2 sets of 50 stomach crunches